Reprinted from The New York Times by Reuters on November 16, 2019.
The United Auto Workers union said on Friday that rank-and-file members at Ford Motor Company have voted in favor of a new four-year labor contract with the Number 2 US automaker.
The UAW will now focus on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the sole remaining Detroit automaker without a new labor contract. Talks with FCA are expected to begin on Monday, a UAW spokesman said.
The union said 56.3% of Ford’s hourly workers voted to approve the deal, which allowed the company to avoid a strike like the one that cost its larger rival General Motors Company about $3 billion (£2.3 billion). …